4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Colin Hay, A Man at Work

Colin Hay doesn’t have what you’d call a household name, he doesn’t look or act like a rock star, and his solo shows don’t sell out big stadiums, but you probably recognize his slightly raspy voice.

The Scottish-born Hay was the singer and songwriter of Australia’s Men at Work, whose Business as Usual album was a huge hit in 1982. The goofy videos for “Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now?” were staples of MTV in its early days, and you can still hear those songs anywhere that ’80s music is played today. And where is ’80s music not played today?

After the hits dried up, Hay went on to a solo career that has led him to some unexpected places. He has toured with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band and released a single with Paul McCartney’s ex, Heather Mills. He started his own record company and appeared in films and TV shows, most notably several appearances on Scrubs. Hay’s song “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You” appeared on the popular soundtrack to Garden State, the 2004 movie with Scrubs star Zach Braff. For many, that soundtrack represented the past decade’s face of indie rock — a young, bearded, sensitive male face — but Hay’s song fit right in alongside the Shins and Iron & Wine.

That said, Hay’s 21st-century songs don’t really sound all that different from his ’80s work. He still shows the same flair for melody, and he still packs it into songs that are full of good-natured humor. “I said let’s go to Bali,” he sings in one song, “Like a punch from Muhammad Ali/ She said I’d rather go to Rome.”

Past Event

Colin Hay

  • Thursday, October 7, 2010, 8 p.m.
  • Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
  • $20 - $22
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Women at the Elephant Bar, Carlos Murphy’s, the Belly Up Tavern helped my career as doctor

Schizophrenia, overeating, death – what lay ahead after UC San Diego med school
Next Article

Women at the Elephant Bar, Carlos Murphy’s, the Belly Up Tavern helped my career as doctor

Schizophrenia, overeating, death – what lay ahead after UC San Diego med school

Colin Hay doesn’t have what you’d call a household name, he doesn’t look or act like a rock star, and his solo shows don’t sell out big stadiums, but you probably recognize his slightly raspy voice.

The Scottish-born Hay was the singer and songwriter of Australia’s Men at Work, whose Business as Usual album was a huge hit in 1982. The goofy videos for “Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now?” were staples of MTV in its early days, and you can still hear those songs anywhere that ’80s music is played today. And where is ’80s music not played today?

After the hits dried up, Hay went on to a solo career that has led him to some unexpected places. He has toured with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band and released a single with Paul McCartney’s ex, Heather Mills. He started his own record company and appeared in films and TV shows, most notably several appearances on Scrubs. Hay’s song “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You” appeared on the popular soundtrack to Garden State, the 2004 movie with Scrubs star Zach Braff. For many, that soundtrack represented the past decade’s face of indie rock — a young, bearded, sensitive male face — but Hay’s song fit right in alongside the Shins and Iron & Wine.

That said, Hay’s 21st-century songs don’t really sound all that different from his ’80s work. He still shows the same flair for melody, and he still packs it into songs that are full of good-natured humor. “I said let’s go to Bali,” he sings in one song, “Like a punch from Muhammad Ali/ She said I’d rather go to Rome.”

Past Event

Colin Hay

  • Thursday, October 7, 2010, 8 p.m.
  • Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
  • $20 - $22
Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

San Diego in books - Henry Miller, Rick DeMarinis, Max Miller, Alfred Alcorn

Don Bauder, World Almanac, Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission
Next Article

T. E. Hulme: an influence on Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost

Six poems from the first Modernist poet
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close